Issue 7

– A page of T.S. Eliot’s manuscript of ‘The Waste Land’, with comments and edits by Ezra Pound.

A dialogue with degeneration: the poet’s ceremonial chaos in ‘The Waste Land’

A dialogue with degeneration: the poet’s ceremonial chaos in ‘The Waste Land’

T.S Eliot’s poetry was consistently discoursing with Symbolist undertones, with despairing themes of social degradation and the need for individual alignment with spirituality. Particularly in the aftermath of the first World War, he shifted his focus from the gruesome battlefields of France to an overarching idea of degeneration which dominated his perspective of society and mankind.

The Testimony of a Resurrection

The Testimony of a Resurrection

On the day that she left the province, trains had been overzealous. At first, they had panicked everyone into believing they were just about to depart, thunder off down the track. Yet, when farewells had been said and words had been drained, they waited.

55 Harlowe Street

55 Harlowe Street

It was 7 am in the morning. Summer. Already light, but almost pitch-dark. It was incomprehensible. But there was no-one on the streets to see it.

Purple Shadows of Wire

Purple Shadows of Wire

It was a cold and stormy night. The windows opened and shut at Nature’s will, and she sat curled up in her bed, shivering. “I can’t take another day of this,” she thought, but of course, the day after arrived, then the harsh grey surrounded her grandfather’s mansion, then lightning came down tearing sheep to ruddy bits and she broke out crying.